If I didn’t teach group fitness almost every night after work, I would probably be fat – to put it bluntly. I LOVE to eat and it takes serious motivation to get me moving sometimes. Growing up, I stayed in shape due to the sports and dance I was involved in. From the age of 5, I played… Continue reading What Would I Be Doing If I Didn’t Teach Group Fitness?
Most big-box gym chains require their personal trainers and group exercise instructors to hold a certificate or license in something that relates to what they’ll be teaching or training. Some of the gyms will even pay their employees to get further training in their areas of expertise. This setup translates to you knowing that the people… Continue reading Fitness Professionals and Certifications/Licenses
I have discussed jam sessions previously and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder, a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ as described by… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Lesley Ann Bayran
I have to admit that if I wasn’t a part of the Zumba world and I saw someone walk into the grocery store with brightly colored leggings with a plaid shirt tied around their waist, I might have a strange look on my face too. Sometimes you don’t have time to change before you go… Continue reading Wearing Zumba Clothes Outside of Class
We’re a little more than halfway through the year so, I thought it would be a good point to check-in on progress. I haven’t necessarily reached the body fat percent that I wanted to be at by this point but, I have made strength gains that I didn’t anticipate. I can almost bench 135… Continue reading Seasonal Check-In
I have discussed previously in depth about jam sessions and why you should go to them in my post here. But, as a quick reminder a ZIN Jam session is a 3-hour workshop where you learn 4-5 songs from a licensed Zumba Jammer that you can teach the next day in your class. A ZJ… Continue reading Interview with A Jammer – Ashley Bishop
I’ve decided to start a series describing the different types of group exercise classes available that I am familiar with or am willing to research. I’ll also be sharing my personal experience either as an instructor or student for each format. Hopefully this will provide some insight for you to either try the class or… Continue reading Class Insight Series – Episode 1 “Zumba Fitness”